Competitions & Contests

Big Art Show 2023

Entry Dates 2023-05-31T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-01-15T09:00:00+00:00 62 Days Left


Welcome to the Big Art Show 2023

Submission Information for Artists
Use this page and the "Register & Apply" button to make an entry to the Big Art Show.
The Big Art Show, Paisley is one of Scotland's largest open entry art exhibitions. Launched in 2022 it featured nearly 1000 artworks from all over the UK as well as artwork from Europe & Asia.  Work accepted includes painting, drawing, photography, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, installation art, digital, film, video and sound.  Prizes are awarded.  The show in 2023 runs for 80 days and most work is for sale. A full-colour souvenir catalogue is produced.  Upwards of 10,000 visitors are expected. The show is organised by Outspoken Arts Scotland Ltd, A Scottish Charity SC023620, in conjunction with Art Paisley Ltd, a panel of professional artists, who select the work and manage the volunteers who help hang the show.  Art Paisley selectors will offer a number of Prizes and work closely with other arts organisations developing creative partnerships with upcoming talent.
Key Info:
It is FREE to submit work for selection by our panel of selectors.You must register your email address with this Artcall site to make an entry.You can submit up to 6 pieces of art for consideration.  Not all works may be accepted.We accept work in any artform or medium and from anyone aged 8+. Submission Guidance at this link Entry ConditionsThe Exhibition will open to the public on 31st August 2023.The venue is The Art Department, Paisley, United Kingdom PA1 1UQ.Hand-in starts Mon 17th July to Sat 29th July 2023. Hand in times will be emailed to selected artists.Artwork can be for Sale and our commission is 25%+VAT.Selected works will pay a hanging fee of £10 per picture or piece.  Payable on arrival at the hand-in.  Cash or cards accepted.Artwork should be framed and be either strung or have mirror plates for hanging. click here for an example.
User Entry Process Tutorial
This video is a quick tutorial for submitters to help you with the submission process.